Adam Lived Around 209,000 Years Ago: Study
A research by the University of Sheffield, UK, has concluded in its finding that Adam, the first common male ancestor to human beings, existed around 209,000 years ago.
The new finding makes Adam exist around 9,000 years earlier than previously reported. Researcher Dr. Eran Elhaik with his team has taken the help of existing genetic data and a formula to reach at the above given finding.
There is no denying the fact that the recent study can act as a paradigm-changer in the field of biological research as it has been giving different chronological evidences about Adam. The study findings suggest that Adam used to live at the same time as Eve, who is considered to be genetic maternal ancestor of humankind.
"We can say with some certainty that modern humans emerged in Africa a little over 200,000 years ago. It is obvious that modern humans did not interbreed with hominins living over 500,000 years ago", said Dr. Elhaik.
Their study findings contradict with another recent study by the University of Arizona that has claimed that humanity's Y chromosome has originated through interbreeding and from different species. Dr. Elhaik said they have proved through their study that the University of Arizona study is short of scientific merit.
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